Chimney Swift Habitat Towers
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation, in collaboration with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Parks, began the installation of chimney swift habitat towers in North and South Parks in 2016, with the goal of installing 100 towers in all nine county parks by spring 2017.
Boyce Park Ecological Assessment
In 2015 with generous funding from the PNC Foundation, the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, together with the Allegheny County Parks Department, launched a systematic evaluation of natural resources and ecological assets in the parks beginning with Boyce Park. We partnered with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) to conduct the first Ecological Assessment and Action Plan to provide a framework for project implementation to protect, preserve and improve the environmental health of the park.
South Park Fairgrounds Oval Improvements
The oval track, fields and surrounding areas are all part of the former South Park Fairgrounds. While the County fair is a beloved memory, the fairgrounds continue to be well used for other purposes. This area is the heart of South Park. The improvement project, funded by the Department fo Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County and the Parks Foundation, will begin needed upgrades to the track, fields, and landscaping. As additional funds are raised, additional improvements will be designed and constructed.
North Park Lake Trail
North Park has a beautifully scenic 75-acre lake in the heart of the park. Improvments to the five mile trail are intended to connect the Rachel Carson Trail, a 34-mile trail that extends from North Park to Harrison Hills Park, to improve trail safety for users while providing an opportunity to explore and experience the park's varied ecology.
Settler's Cabin Park Connector Trail - Phase 1 (within park)
Settler's Cabin Park serves a growing population in the western section of the county. Phase 1 of the connector trail links Settler's Cabin Park to Walkers Mill in Collier Township. A future Phase 2, outside park property, will link to the adjacent Panhandle Trail; a 29-mile trail that stretches from Carnegie to Weirton, WV and includes a link to the Montour Trail.
08/19/16 POUR AT THE PARK September 9. Tickets on sale now!
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07/27/16 Latest News at Parks Foundation!
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07/25/16 THE ALLEGHENY 9 race series
Welcome to The Allegheny 9, a unique opportunity to engage the running community to experience Allegheny County’s nine parks. Scheduled to launch fall 2016, The Allegheny 9 will offer a combination of competitive road and trail races of varying distances, family run/walks and unique experiences to make healthy living in…
07/19/16 Caren Glotfelty Featured in NEXTPittsburgh!
See how our Executive Director is spending her week. …
06/28/16 See the survey our park visitors are taking!
The Allegheny County Parks Foundation has launched a user survey in all nine parks this summer to learn about our visitors' park experiences. This will help us and the Allegheny County Parks determine where to direct resources, services and programming. The interviewers will be in the parks through the summer.…
06/07/16 County Executive Rich Fitzgerald puts finishing touch on Chimney Swift Tower
05/31/16 Pools Open in June!!
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